This Is How Freedom and Democracy Come To an End

It is high time we wake up to what is happening:

Under the guise of ‘keeping us safe’ we have seen politicians, leaders, health bureaucrats and most of the media push the most shocking assault on basic liberties, human rights, and the democratic process that has been witnessed in peacetime.

The erosion of freedom and the attack on what a liberal democracy is all about has been shocking to behold. Thankfully many people here and overseas have realised just how dangerous and totalitarian all this has become, and they are speaking out and fighting back.

I have featured many of them on these pages, but here I want to single out one outstanding commentator from the US who has been a powerful voice of sanity in all this madness. Indeed, he has had hundreds of opening monologues on his highest-watched cable news channel in America that have been must-watch, must-share.

I refer to Tucker Carlson. A very recent commentary of his is utterly superb and I cannot recommend it highly enough. And the good news is, if you like reading, the link just below has the full transcript. But if you prefer watching and listening, the video of course is there as well. The 16-minute video is here: www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-degradation-people-american-crisis

Please have a watch and share far and wide. Carlson has a real gift of encapsulating in a short amount of time the real issues and the real problems we are facing. What follows are large slabs of his discussion. He begins this way:

The COVID vaccines aren’t like other vaccines that you might be familiar with, so here are some things that we know about them. Unlike, say, the smallpox vaccine, which prevents you from getting smallpox, the COVID vaccines do not necessarily prevent you from getting COVID. The COVID vaccine does not prevent you from spreading COVID to other people. The long-term effects of the COVID vaccines are unknown, and at this point cannot be known. We do know the vaccines are many times less effective than natural immunity in protecting people, and close to 100 million Americans already have natural immunity. We know that in some cases, the COVID vaccines cause potentially fatal heart problems in the people who take them.

 

One new study shows that teenaged boys are six times more likely to suffer cardiac damage from the shot than they are to be hospitalized with COVID itself. So it’s a mixed picture. That’s some of what we know about the COVID vaccines. And yet, these very same vaccines — which are far less effective than we were told they were initially, potentially dangerous for some, and completely unnecessary for tens of millions of others — are now, nevertheless, mandatory for virtually everyone in America. So why is that? Why exactly is that the policy? In his speech to the country last week, Joe Biden didn’t bother to explain why. Explanations are not necessary at this point. Your consent is no longer required.

He refers to Biden’s September 9 speech mandating forced vaccines, and says this:

That address, Biden’s address, was the most divisive speech ever given by a modern American president. Virtually every sentence of the speech reinforced a single point again and again. And it was this: Your fellow Americans are dangerous to you. They could kill you. And that includes your family, it includes your friends, it includes the people you sit next to at work. All of these people are threats to you and only the Biden administration can save you. “We’re going to protect vaccinated workers from unvaccinated coworkers,” that’s what the president said.

 

Think about that for a moment. Does it make sense? If the vaccine works — and they assure us adamantly that it does work and they punish us if we question how well it works — then how can the unvaccinated possibly pose a threat to the vaccinated? How? What exactly is the risk exactly to the vaccinated from the unvaccinated? Joe Biden didn’t tell us the answer. He didn’t tell us because he doesn’t know. No one knows. There is no answer. The entire argument is transparently absurd. And once you realize that, you realize that none of this endless talking about public health, at this point, is really about public health.

 

If it was about public health, the authorities would simply make vaccines available to anyone who wanted the vaccine, call it a victory, which it would be, and leave it there. But that’s not what it’s about. It’s about power. These demands are so obviously irrational, that forcing you to accept them without complaint is the whole point of the exercise. It is a form of sadomasochism, it is dominance and submission. It’s about power. If they can make you take medicine you don’t want or need, they’ve won. You are theirs. You belong to them. They want this.

 

They want it enough that they’re willing to destroy the health care system in order to do it. And one of the many ironies from his speech – the very moment Joe Biden accused the unvaccinated of wrecking our hospital system, they’re going to flood the system – at that moment, actual hospitals around the country were beginning to deny critical services to patients because too many nurses had quit. Why did the nurses quit? Because of the vaccine mandates. They left their jobs rather than get the COVID vaccine.

 

Yesterday, to name one example, a hospital in New York stopped delivering babies. They can’t deliver babies because too many nurses have fled from the mandate. In California, the already third-world state of medicine has declined dramatically and become a full-blown crisis. California can’t hire nurses from out of state because too few will come because they don’t want the vaccine. One health care executive told Bloomberg News that only about half of his front-line nurses who treat COVID every day have received the COVID vaccination. The rest of those nurses have refused. Half! Again, these are people who treat COVID for a living. You can’t dismiss them as uninformed. They know virtually more than anyone in the world about this subject. But they’ve refused the vaccine. Why? No one’s answered that question and until recently, no one thought we’d have to answer that question. Because until recently, mandatory vaccines were unthinkable, even among Democrats.

He quotes a number of them, and finishes with the words of one progressive: “There are privileges associated with being an American. That if you wish to have these privileges, you need to get vaccinated. Travel, and having the right to travel in our state, it’s not a constitutional right as far as I know to board a plane.” Tucker continues:

“If you wish to have these privileges, you need to get vaccinated.” The person who said that, the last person in the montage we just played, is the former head of Planned Parenthood. Her name is Leana Wen. That’s quite a statement to make. So here you have a woman who moved to this country from China sitting authoritatively in a box on CNN, lecturing Americans that their most basic birthright — the right to travel within their own country, the country they were born in — is now, in fact, a privilege that the Democratic Party may decide to grant if you follow its demands. “Dr. Wen, may I have permission to drive my kids to school?” It’s pretty shocking if you think about it. How dare somebody say something like that out loud on television? What country is this? But more to the point, why doesn’t anyone in authority seem outraged by it? Possibly because a lot of them hope that’s our future.

 

Congressman Don Beyer of Northern Virginia — a fashionably radical car dealer from Arlington — has already introduced legislation in the House that would require vaccine passports for all domestic air travel in this country. Sound crazy? It’s just the first step, phase one of a much larger program. Once authoritarian measures like Don Beyer’s have made large numbers of otherwise law-abiding Americans desperate enough to use fake vaccine cards, then we’ll move to the next phase, and this will likely happen soon. You’ll start to hear about the dangerous epidemic of fake documents out there — “an epidemic that threatens the public health of this country…. Over to you, Wolf.” Now, keep in mind that the term “fake” in this context will refer only to documents designed to evade scientifically unjustifiable and transparently partisan COVID regulations, the kinds we’re seeing everywhere. The forged documents that millions of foreign nationals use every day — to work illegally at, say, Don Beyer’s car dealerships in Arlington — those fake documents will get no mention at all. They will never, never be mentioned on CNN. Because those are the good kind of fake documents. Only racists complain about those fake documents.

 

So within a short time, guaranteed, we will have another mass panic, this one about fake vaccination cards. And into this hysteria will step Fauci and Biden and Leana Wen and the rest of the power-grabbers in the political-media axis. And suddenly they will have the perfect solution to this terrifying new crisis of fake vaccine cards and the answer, needless to say, will be digital COVID passports. It’ll be so obvious: All your key personal health information, protected by your unique biometric signature, stored safely forever in the cloud. It’s perfect — it’s highly efficient. Only a Russian Q-Anon operative could oppose something so obviously good and essential to the public health. Just don’t forget to bring your fingerprints with you the next time you want to leave your house, or buy food, or fly on an airplane, or visit your children in college, or have a job, or get access to your checking account. Because Leana Wen is going to need to verify that you are following all of the rules. All of those things are privileges now. They’re not rights. They can be taken away.

 

If that sounds like a fever dream or paranoia, rest assured it’s not. Without mass resistance, that’s exactly what’s coming, and it’s coming soon. And once it does come, the question is where does it go from there? In a moment of centralized tech surveillance, combined with mass social conformity, and that’s exactly the country we’re living in right now, there aren’t many limits to where it could go.

 

If they can force you to take a vaccine that you don’t need, what can’t they do? Why don’t they, I don’t know, make you take psychiatric drugs if you’re persistently disobedient? Express the wrong view, get a Thorazine shot. Why couldn’t they do that? What’s the limiting principle on them? In fact, you can imagine a panel of CNN doctors explaining that we’d all be a lot safer if the mentally ill propagandists on the radical right got the treatment they need, and stopped spreading their dangerous conspiracy theories. So giving them psychotropic meds is an urgent matter of public health. Does that sound far-fetched?

 

How about if these school therapists convince your 6-year-old to switch genders and accept chemical castration? At this point, why should you be able to stop that from happening? Why should you have any say at all? You’re not a doctor. You’re just a parent and you have no power. If you’re no longer in control of your own body — and thanks to the vaccine mandates, we’ve established that you’re not in control of your own body — what gives you the right to control your child’s body? It’s a good question.

 

As Joe Biden himself told the country on Thursday, “This is not about freedom.” And that’s true, it’s not about freedom. Keep in mind it wasn’t so long ago that authorities in this country forcibly sterilized and lobotomized American citizens against their will. Why? In the name of public health. And it wasn’t just a few people, by the way. It was a lot of people. So explain slowly so we can understand why that can’t happen again. Tell us why some version of that isn’t unfolding right now.

 

Suddenly things are moving very fast, and they’re all moving in a very specific direction. Just the other day, one of the most prominent members of the United States Senate — the former Harvard Law professor called Elizabeth Warren — wrote a public letter to Amazon demanding the site ban books she disagrees with. So here you have a self-described liberal, who was a law professor at a premier law school, calling for book burning. Did you think you’d live to see that? The most amazing thing is that no one seemed to notice.

He looks at some massive American problems such as the homeless on California streets and then concludes:

Imagine the selfless geniuses who framed our Declaration of Independence, our Constitution, returning 250 years later to see what their country has become. So that is the actual crisis that we face; it’s the degradation of our people. But rather than fix it or care about it, which is the first step toward fixing it, they increase the degradation.

 

Bow to our will or we’ll punish you. Violate your own beliefs. Give us your dignity. And the very moment when the American population desperately needs to be loved, helped, understood, uplifted, they are being degraded and punished by their leaders. How is that going to end?

America looks to be on its last legs. So too does Australia and so many other Western nations. Unless we wake up – fast. Please have a view of the entire video. Here it is again: www.foxnews.com/opinion/tucker-carlson-degradation-people-american-crisis

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15 Replies to “This Is How Freedom and Democracy Come To an End”

  1. I have a great respect for you sir. Please tell me, as I am in the USA, please tell me what “We” need to do and HOW to do what we need to do.

  2. Thanks Keith. In a sense there is no end to what we can do. For a more generic take on this, see this piece: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2010/09/19/but-what-can-i-do/

    But a short answer to this particular matter is to 1) care about it; 2) learn about it; and 3) share about it. So simply sharing Carlson’s video far and wide is a good first step. Letting others know what is going on is a big part in how we can turn things around.

  3. God is not mocked. We reap what we sow. We owe our freedom and prosperity to our Christian heritage. We cannot trash our Christian heritage and expect to continue to be blessed with the freedoms and prosperity we take for granted. The day of reckoning is fast approaching for us in the west.

  4. Like MLK, George Orwell had a dream. And it is coming true, little by little. And, it ain’t pretty.

  5. I saw this program of Tucker’s and thought the same thing as you – he nailed it!
    It also made me wonder if he isn’t dancing a very fine line with Fox News to call it all out like this. He is very popular among Patriots here stateside and is basically the only show on mainstream media that we still tune in to now and then. Otherwise we watch OAN network, Real America’s Voice, or the Stew Peter’s show on Red Voice media.
    This episode could quite possibly wake up those who initially bought into the whole “gov’t cares for you” lie, and “take the jab and save granny” garbage that fed the Fear factor. I can only hope and pray that the veil is lifted on their misplaced trust and they would join us in concerting our efforts to save our sinking societies.

  6. As every other time this will only end in millions dead. This is exactly what happens when the church disengages from society. We consider ourselves too holy to be involved in such things. Soon chipping people to prevent any stealing of someone else’s passport will happen and and refusers will have to be eliminated. Stalin had 20+ million dead Mao had 70+ million dead how many under Biden/Harris and Andrews/ScoMo??? How many under the EU leaders?? Even 10% of our respective populations is a very high number. “You can’t make an omelet without breaking a few eggs”. “You can’t build a utopia with killing a few million”.

    The real burn is how many of these leftists, conservatives (supposedly), and Christians would have fought tooth and nail against this if “Orange Man” was doing this??? Shows that tyranny is fine IF their guy is the tyrant.

    Many Communist revolutionaries are NOT workers but children of upper class/aristocracy or are upper middle class and simply resent NOT being in charge. They don’t have a problem with what the current rulers do, or at least what they say they do, just that THEY aren’t the rulers. You can especially tell that by the fact the do everything they said the previous rulers were doing are FAR more.

  7. Absolutely correct and leads me to one other concern. If you look at the country stats. for Israel, Canada and Australia, for instance, and scroll down to the “Outcome of Cases” graph you can see that the graph shows that, as far as treating people is concerned, the Israelis have been exemplary.

    You can actually touch/click on the green line and see that their recovery rate is now around 99.25%.

    If you look at Canada you see their health system has been slow to learn, apparently, but we still see the similar, asymptotic approach to 100% that most countries show although still at this time at just over 98%. This, to me, is similar to what you often see in left wing administrations. I, for one, am very glad we didn’t get a pandemic after 22 years of Labor in NSW because our health system, at that time, was not even coping with day to day operations, let alone a pandemic.

    If you then look at the graph for Australia you see the graph has not been approaching 100% but unlike other countries, ours took a turn for the worse around a year ago and has been stuck around 97% for twelve months. This, to me, demonstrates, at very least, an unwillingness by our health system to learn how to treat the disease or, and I very much hope I am wrong, perhaps an attitude fostered by the divisive, authoritarian politics we have seen of a “Let the bastards die” attitude. Either way it looks like Australia has not been following world best practice which, especially given the cost of our health system, is scandalous and needs to be investigated. In Australia we are often fortunate to be able to learn from overseas but, in this instance, this definitely appears to not be the case.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/israel/

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/canada/

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/australia/

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/india/

  8. Hi Bill,

    Thanks for ringing the alarm bells.

    Here is a link to
    “Covid Pass in Lithuania – How recent vaccine mandate laws have upended my family’s life”.

    https://txti.es/covid-pass/images

    The person documents the full transformation of their society and how the unvaccinated are now second class citizens.

    This will all be coming to Australia shortly. Very sad.

    Maybe you could highlight this person’s testimony with your readers so they see where things are going.

    kindest regards,
    Kyle

  9. If the state can force any vaccine that you don’t need nor want, in the future the state could possibly force abortions on your third pregnancy to fight their zero carbon climate change goals. This sounds far fetched but when you look at other regimes in the past it is not. Under the UN goals, children of the future do not belong to the parents, they belong to the state. Therefore children will be vaccinated without parental consent because they belong to the state.

    Australians seem to accept whatever the government does so long as they have sports, television, booze, house prices keep rising and they can gamble.

  10. Well Philippe Armstrong bread and circuses has been the price many a government has paid people for their freedoms. And far too many sell at that price. “Give me food in my belly, something to keep me busy and a roof over my head and the rest is yours to do as you wish”. And some say no-one would WILLINGLY become a slave. (I wonder how many will be watching something on their iPhone as the walk to the gallows or gas chambers or whatever they will kill us with???)

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